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Digital Editing with Adobe Premiere (Summer 2018)


3 Tuesdays: June 5- 19

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Adobe Premiere is one of the world's most powerful and versatile video editing tools. Want to learn how to use it better? We'll teach you how to edit, plus manage your media and workflow. We'll also view scenes from contemporary movies and talk about editing aesthetics, match-cutting, pacing, and creating structure for a scene.

Editing with Final Cut X (Summer 2018)


1 Saturday: June 9

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $45 member; $70 non-member

Do you use Final Cut Pro X because it’s easy to learn for quick and simple projects? Let us teach you features and workflows that can help you edit more complex projects, and unlock some of the hidden power of Final Cut. We'll also view scenes from contemporary movies and talk about editing aesthetics, pacing, and creating structure for a short film.

Photo Safari (Summer 2018/June 9-23)


3 Saturdays: June 9- 23

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: Heather Mull


Price: $170 member: $195 non-member

Explore Pittsburgh from a whole new angle! In this special workshop series, students will work on their image capture and processing skills under the guidance of a professional photographer, all while exploring interesting locations in the city. First and final class sessions will meet at Pittsburgh Filmmakers; the second class session will meet at the shooting location (TBD). Bring your own camera to use, or borrow one of our DSLRs.

Interpreting the Portrait (Summer 2018)


4 Mondays: June 11- July 2

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Heather Heitzenrater


Price: $175 members; $200 non-members

This class focuses on drawing the human head. Students will learn facial anatomy, expressions, sight features and how to make a conceptual portrait. Students will learn how to use charcoal/graphite, conte crayon, colored pencil/pastel to make a portrait. Students will have a short lecture before they work on their assignment using a live model.

Pittsburgh Landscapes (Summer 2018)


6 Mondays: June 11 - July 16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ryan McCormick


Price: $175 members; $200 non-members

Use watercolor, acrylic and oil paint to concentrate on cultivating scenes of Pittsburgh's urban landscape. View and discuss historical and contemporary artworks inspired by our city and utilize experimental painting techniques to add abstract aspects to your individual Pittsburgh scenes. Supply list provided.

Woodcut Printmaking


8 Mondays: June 11 - July 30

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Conor McGrann


Price: $240 members; $265 non-members

Learn how to make traditional relief prints from wood in this project-based course. Find out how to select a piece of lumber suited for woodcut, choose a carving tool set to fit your hand, carve in an effective and safe manner, sharpen your tools, use transparent inks to print the wood’s natural grain, make and register multiple layer woodcuts and reductive woodcuts, and other experimental techniques. Students will be encouraged to print on paper fabric and basically anything else they would like to try. One woodblock will be provided for each student for the first project additional blocks will be available for purchase from the instructor. Printshop carving tools will be available to students in class, but a personal set of tools is encouraged.  

Enameling (Summer 2018)


4 Tuesdays: Jun 12- Jul 3

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lindsay Huff


Price: $85 member, $110 non-member

Learn various enameling techniques that can be used to create pieces for pendants, earrings, brooches and other jewelry forms. We’ll cover metal preparation, basic enameling application such as sifting and wet inlay and the use of opaque and translucent enamels. Experimentation will be emphasized with techniques like raku enameling which can create unexpected metallic lusters. Enamels included, supply list provided.

Intro to Ceramics (Summer 2018)


8 Tuesdays: June 12 - July 31

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Audra Clayton


Price: $270 members; $295 non-members

Utilize our professional ceramics studio and equipment to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks focusing on wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Experiment with surface design and textures and use cone 6 glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Mixed Media Expressionism in Painting (Summer 2018)


4 Tuesdays: June 12- July 3

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Joseph Noderer


Price: $185 members; $210 non-members

Learn how to take inspiration from the unusual approaches of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Ernst and other strikingly unusual painters from the past as well as some from the present. Using oil and/or acrylic paint, you will use different approaches to mark making, color, composition, and alternative materials to make your paintings just as unique as your personality.

Figure Drawing (Summer 2018)


8 Tuesdays: June 6- August 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Ryan McCormick


Price: $260 members, $285 non-members

Use the human figure to develop your observational skills with an emphasis on gesture, contour line, proportion, volume, value and spatial relationships. Each session will include short gesture poses and exercises that use a variety of drawing tools and approaches to capture the form so that you can better understand linear rhythm, movement, mass and weight. Longer poses will help you to apply the concepts that you’ve learned and use your enhanced drawing skills to create a complete composition. Supply list provided.

Weaving (Summer 2018)


8 Tuesdays: June 12 - August 7

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: Debra Meteney


Price: $245 members; $270 non-members

Work in an open environment, side by side with both beginning and returning students. Learn to warp, dress the loom, sample various patterns, read drafts and understand color interactions. Advanced students may work independently with instruction in the area of their choice. Open studio is available 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM on Tuesdays for the duration of class. All materials included.

Intro to Metal Jewelry (Summer 2018)


8 Wednesdays: June 13 - August 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lindsay Huff


Price: $245 members; $270 non-members

Learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing in this project-based course. Acquire a wide range of skills by learning basic forming and construction techniques using stakes and hammers, sawing, stone setting, annealing and soldering. Focus on surface design techniques such as enameling and etching and experiment with all the covered techniques and materials as you create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches. Copper Metals may be purchased from instructor for a fee of $30 or less. Supply list provided.

Wheel Throwing (Summer 2018)


8 Wednesdays: June 13 - August 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dacey Haughwout


Price: $270 members; $295 non-members

The focus of this class is to develop personal aesthetics and ease of production. We will focus on proficient throwing and trimming, as well as learning about popular artists in the ceramics field and their techniques. During this class we will cover the basics of surface decoration that will include sgraffito,  mishima, slip texturing, and stamping. A variety of handle making techniques and spouts will also be covered.

Intro to Drawing (Summer 2018)


8 Wednesdays: June 13 - August 1

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Joseph Noderer


$240 member; $265 non-member

Drawing is a fundamental skill and the foundation for all other studio disciplines. In this introductory class, learn to develop your power of observation and mark making skills through a series of lessons that focus on gesture, line, shape, value and spatial relationships.  Weekly lessons will emphasize how to translate focused observations into visual expression using a variety of drawing materials and approaches.  You’ll work primarily from still life and one session will focus on the figure using a clothed model.

Calligraphy (Summer 2018)


4 Wednesdays: June 13 - July 11 (Skip July 4)

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Myrna Rosen


Price: $150 members; $175 non-members

Explore the personal and storied art of calligraphy in this course for all learning levels. Construct poetry, fables, and longer works utilizing varied calligraphic hands, and experiment with color and imagery. Individual guidance provided for each student. Supply list provided.

Fiction 1 (Summer 2018)


6 Thursdays: June 14 - July 19

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Adam Reger


Price: $180 members; $205 non-members

Join this introductory course if you do not have an on-going project or prior writing workshop experience and we’ll focus on short story form to explore fiction writing. First, use in-class writing exercises to generate new material and explore specific elements of craft like dialogue, point of view and story arc. In later weeks, we will continue to use in-class exercises and readings as springboards, and focus on reading and critiquing students' work in a supportive workshop setting. Come prepared with a pen and notebook.

Watercolor (Summer 2018)


8 Thursdays: June 14 - August 2

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Al Middlemiss


Price: $240 members; $265 non-members

Paint from still life sets and live models as well as from prompts and experimental exercises. Work independently throughout class and participate in group critiques, group discussions and gallery visits. We’ll venture outdoors and recreate Mellon Park scenes by observing our surroundings and look to artists Andrew Wyeth, David Levine, Winslow Homer, and others, who create plein air watercolors in all season. Tuition includes one session with a model. Supply list provided.

Tumble into Mugs (Summer 2018)


4 Thursdays: June 14 - July 5

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Karen McKee


Price: $150 members; $175 non-members

This is a 4-week intensive on mugs and tumblers. Students will create mugs and/or tumblers on the wheel or by slab construction. We will discuss what makes a good cup and handle and how they fit together as a complete form. Attention will be given to glaze techniques; exploring and creating rich surface design using Mishima, stencils, stamps and glazes.

Wire Jewelry (Summer 2018)


8 Thursdays: June 14 - August 2

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Price: $230 members; $255 non-members

Expand your skills in metal jewelrymaking with this intermediate class for students with more experience. We will go beyond the basics to form our own bezel settings, make findings, soldered chains, and mixed metal projects. Learn how to design jewelry with confidence, completing individual projects. Materials to be discussed first class.

Alternative Process Workshop (Summer 2018)


5 Weeknights: June 14- July 19

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructors: Cara Gaetano and Jeffrey Krsul


Price: $250 member; $275 non-member

Calling all analog photography enthusiasts! In this hands-on workshop, you'll produce compelling photographic images using the unique processes of Van Dyke brown and Cyanotype. Participate in peer critiques while learning from photography artists about two of the most popular historic photographic processes out there. Some prior darkroom experience is required. No class July 5.

Photographic Screenprinting (Summer 2018)


4 Thursdays: June 14- July 5

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Conor McGrann


Price: $130 members; $155 non-members

Students will utilize digital and analog image-making techniques to make handmade one-of-a-kind prints, posters, t-shirts, etc. Students in the class will be taught how to make their own exposure unit at home, expose screens with Diazo Photo-emulsion, print a digital film from a computer, use Adobe programs or a freeware equivalent to compose images and layers, reclaim and reuse a screen, and how to properly use a squeegee and ink to print screens.

Stained Glass (Summer 2018)


8 Thursdays: June 14 - July 19

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Patti Middlemiss


Price: $205 members; $230 non-members

Join PCA Shop Artist Patti Middlemiss to learn a fine craft that has been around since ancient times. Use techniques such as the foiling, soldering, glass grinding and cutting to create a simple, gorgeous piece to place in front of a window. Supply list provided.

Raku Potluck (Summer 2018)


1 Friday: June 15

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Price: $5 member; $30 non-member

Participate in a community firing and finish up to three bisque pieces in our Raku Kiln. Every additional piece will add 10 dollars extra. Tuition includes the cost of glazes. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or drink to share.

Drawing and Painting (Summer 2018)


8 Saturdays: June 16 - Aug 4

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ryan McCormick


Price: $225 members; $250 non-members

Learn how to turn ideas into sketches, sketches into drawings and drawings into paintings. Experiment with drawing materials like charcoal and pastel and use your drawing expertise to successfully compose and execute paintings using acrylics with the option to utilize oils. Explore representational and abstract designs and begin to focus on conveying meaning through your personal work. Supply list provided. 

Solar Plate (Summer 2018)


8 Saturdays: June 16 - Aug 4

9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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Price: $250 member; $275 non-member

Explore photographic solar plate printmaking. Alternating weeks between the Oakland and Shadyside facilities, utilize the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Plate-maker and computer labs and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Printshop facilities and its printing presses. Applications for these techniques include, photogravure, etchings made from digitized drawings, letter press ready digital plates, etc, all without having to expose yourself to any acid that would traditionally be used in platemaking. Students have the opportunity to utilize open access hours at both facilities for the duration of class. Students will be supplied one 12"x16" solar plate each, ink and supplies for printing, and transparencies for making films.

Web Design Crash Course (Summer 2018)


3 Saturdays: June 16 - June 30

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: Danielle Kogan


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Are you itching to create a website, but not sure where to start? This user-friendly class is for you. You'll learn the basics of how to design a responsive web page using HTML and CSS, gain an introductory knowledge of coding, and get your website online in this three-week workshop.

Metalsmithing Studio AM (Summer 2018)


8 Saturdays: June 16 - Aug 4

9:30 AM -12:30 PM

Instructor: Pat Falbo


Price: $230 members; $255 non-members

Learn metalsmithing and stonesetting skills while creating individual projects. Focus on designing and constructing jewelry and small obects such as spoons and decorative homewars. Lessons include sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. In the first class we will discuss materials and how to order your metals. Students may choose to work in copper, bronze or silver. Metal costs based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up.

Metalsmithing Studio PM (Summer 2018)


8 Saturdays: June 16 - Aug 4

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Pat Falbo


Price: $230 members; $255 non-members

Learn metalsmithing and stonesetting skills while creating individual projects. Focus on designing and constructing jewelry and small obects such as spoons and decorative homewars. Lessons include sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. In the first class we will discuss materials and how to order your metals. Students may choose to work in copper, bronze or silver. Metal costs based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up.

Pressed 2 Print


5 Weekdays: June 18-22

9:00 AM- 3:30 PM

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Price: $285 member, $310 non-member

It's time to make (not break) our Printmaking great! Start this fun-filled camp by looking at works of art from printmaking leaders Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. Get a feel for the pop art trends in printmaking that make patterns jump off the page. Explore screenprinting, mono printing, and more - all in one jam-packed week!

Teapots (Summer 2018)


4 Saturdays: June 23- July 14

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Garrett Smith


Price: $150 members; $175 non-members

Because of its history as an art form, the teapot has long been unbound from a need for functionality. In short it is a perfect medium to explore as a developing clay artist. This class is designed to teach skills specific to the construction of a teapot and its parts. Students will encounter multiple methods of teapot construction, and will be exposed to the far-reaching possibilities for learning and expression when it comes to the teapot.

Exploring Photoshop for Beginners (Summer 2018)


1 Saturday: June 23

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Bechtold


Price: $45 member; $70 non-member

If you know your computer has Photoshop but you’re afraid to open it, this crash course is for you! Perfect for the budding photographer, this one-day workshop will provide insight on how to use Adobe Photoshop’s basic tools and functions to touch up your photos. You’ll learn about how to crop, tone, and sharpen your images, and even get an introduction to layering. Please feel free to bring any digital photos you have to class on a memory card or USB flash drive.

Iron Imagery: Tintypes at the Carrie Furnaces


1 Weekend: June 23

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Krsul


Price: $140 member; $120 non-member

Capture your own unique image of the Carrie Furnaces on solid metal! This exciting workshop, a collaboration between Rivers of Steel Arts and Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, will introduce you to the historic photographic process of “dry plate” tintypes. Popular during the late 19th century, tintype photographs were originally photographed on enameled iron, and sometimes called “Ferrotypes." Join photo artist Jeffrey Krsul at the furnaces, and don’t miss your chance to have your own unique image of the Carrie Furnaces preserved forever.
(This workshop also includes standard digital photographic opportunities for participants.)

Amazing Architects


5 Weekdays: June 25- 29

9:00 AM- 3:30 PM

Instructor TBD


Price: $270 member; $295 non-member

Discover what it takes to create architectural marvels just like Michaelangelo, Louis Henri Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright! From blueprints to scaled-down models, plan out your own structural masterpieces. Experiment with balance, shape, and scale while thinking like both an artist and architect to give your modern masterpieces life.

Creating Titles in After Effects (Summer 2018)


3 Tuesdays: July 10-24

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Dean Mougianis


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Personal brands have become an industry standard for designers. Gain a basic understanding of Adobe After Effects, a powerful image compositing software used by animators and graphic artists around the world. We’ll show you how to create simple animated titles and text files that will professionalize your work and advance your digital skills. Some basic experience with a non-linear editing software, such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut, is recommended.

Shooting with Your Digital Camera (Summer 2018)


3 Thursdays: July 12, 19 and August 2

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Bechtold


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Looking to understand all the functions on your digital camera better? Let’s get creative! We’ll teach you how to use your camera’s advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and use light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your own DSLR or mirrorless camera to class. PLEASE NOTE: The final session for this class has been rescheduled to August 2. There is no class July 26.

Photo Safari (Summer 2018)


3 Saturdays: July 14- July 28

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: Heather Mull


Price: $170 member: $195 non-member

Explore Pittsburgh from a whole new angle! In this special workshop series, students will work on their image capture and processing skills under the guidance of a professional photographer, all while exploring interesting locations in the city. First and final class sessions will meet at Pittsburgh Filmmakers; the second class session will meet at the shooting location (TBD). Bring your own camera to use, or borrow one of our DSLRs.

Shooting with Your Digital Camera (Summer 2018)


3 Saturdays: July 14- 28

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: Erin Bechtold


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Looking to understand all the functions on your digital camera better? Let’s get creative! We’ll teach you how to use your camera’s advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and use light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your own DSLR or mirrorless camera to class.

Introduction to Painting the Figure (Summer 2018)


4 Mondays: July 16- August 6

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Heather Heitzenrater


Price: $160 members; $185 nonmembers

Students will work with live models to paint the figure using oil or acrylic paints. A short lecture will be given at the beginning of each class.  There will be a strong focus on skin tones and body proportions.

Intro to Painting the Figure (Summer 2018)


4 Mondays: July 16 - August 6

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $160 members; $185 nonmembers

Students will work with live models to paint the figure using oil or acrylic paints. A short lecture will be given at the beginning of each class.  There will be a strong focus on skin tones and body proportions.

Jewelry Open Studio (Summer 2018)


4 Tuesdays: July 17- August 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lindsay Huff


Price: $60 members; $85 non-members

Equipment available for use: wax working tools (but no casting or investing), rolling mill, buffing machine, drill press, grinder, hydraulic press, air-acetylene torches, hammers and mallets, jewelers saws, sandpaper and files, kilns. Enamels available for a minimum fee of $25. Solder will be provided for student use, but all other metals, materials, and saw blades must be provided by students.

Dynamic Expressions (Summer 2018)


4 Thursdays: July 19 - August 9

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Travis Winters


Price: $150 members; $175 non-members

Narrative Expressions is an all-level ceramics class in which the main focus will be on creating expressive faces that tell a story. Special focus will be taken to study and sculpt how faces can portray different feelings and emotions and how to accurately sculpt facial features. Through the creation of heads we will gain knowledge on the muscle structure of the face, focusing on how they move and contort to convey different
emotions. We will experiment with different techniques of constructing portraits such as slab, solid, and coil building. If time allows, we will also experiment with marrying form and surface through carving, glazing, and painting.

Editing with Photoshop (Summer 2018)


1 Saturday: July 28

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: Kara Sambrick


Price: $45 member: $70 non-member

This one-session workshop is designed for learners with a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop who would like to explore the program's functions in more detail. You'll learn about how filters, color temperature, masks and text can help make your photos more powerful. Please feel free to bring any digital photos you have to class on a memory card or USB flash drive.

Architecture Academy (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $270 members; $295 non-members

Discover what it takes to create architectural marvels just like Michaelangelo, Louis Henri Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright! From blueprints to scaled-down models, plan out your own structural masterpieces. Experiment with balance, shape, and scale while thinking like both an artist and architect to give your modern masterpieces life.

Exploring Photography (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $365 members; $390 non-members

If you want to learn more about taking pictures, this is the camp for you! Learn what actually goes into the process of photography by working with pinhole cameras and making photograms. Then, experiment with digital photography toward the end of the week.

Drop-In Nude Model Session (Summer 2018)


1 Tuesday: August 14

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $20 non-member; $0 member

Join us for informal figure drawing with an unclothed model. Use the open drawing time as an extension to one of your drawing or painting courses or as an opportunity to hone your power of observation to further your personal work.

Iron Imagery: Tintypes at the Carrie Furnaces


1 Weekend: August 26

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Krsul


Price: $120 member; $140 non-member

Capture your own unique image of the Carrie Furnaces on solid metal! This exciting workshop, a collaboration between Rivers of Steel Arts and Pittsburgh Filmmakers/​Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, will introduce you to​ the historic photographic process of “dry plate” tintypes. Popular during the late 19th century, tintype photographs were originally photographed on enameled iron, and sometimes called “Ferrotypes."​ Join photo artist Jeffrey Krsul at the furnaces, and don’t miss your chance to have your own unique image  o​f the Carrie Furnaces preserved forever​. ​
(This workshop also includes standard digital photographic opportunities for participants.)

Week 1: June 11 - June 15

Mighty Makers (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: June 11 - 15

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $270 member; $295 non-member

Discover what it takes to create architectural marvels like the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, and Saint Basil’s Cathedral! Plan out your own structural masterpieces, from blueprints to scaled-down models. Experiment with balance, rhythm, and order while thinking like both an artist and architect to give your modern masterpieces life.

Week 7: July 30 - August 3

Wizard School (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $275 member; $300 non-member

Park your brooms at the door and come line up for a week filled with magic and mischief! Professors will be pulling magic lesson inspiration from popular series such as Harry Potter, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Flight of the Dragons. Wizards and Witches will be trained in creating, using tools like wands, capes, magic stones, and many more secrets of the Wizarding world. Come explore a secret world living amongst us!

Illustration Station (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

12:30-3:30

Instructor: TBA


Price: $155 member; $180 non-member

Storytelling is an art, illustration is art with art. Come enjoy this one week cap where we develop multiple story lines from start to finish and create fun, interactive images to take us on the journey the author has designed. We’ll earn about fiction & nonfiction, create a short bibliography, and decorate all of the pages along the way. What are you waiting for? Get writing!

Clay Play (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $165 member; $190 non-member

Sink your hands into the world of ceramics! Develop fundamental ceramic skills as you experiment with various processes of creating clay artwork. Work up from experimenting with air-dry and paper clays to designing pieces built to withstand the heat of the kiln. Use drawing, painting, and sculpting to sketch and build prototypes of your projects. Personalize projects with glazes before they are fired in the kiln and ready to take home. (Due to the dying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date).

Cosplay (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $325 member; $350 non-member

Step into a world where anime, video games and pop culture collide with fashion. Create detailed renderings for costumes and props. Learn the basics of joining fabric with hand and machine sewing, explore textiles and learn to replicate important elements of costuming. Try your hand at various makeup effect techniques to create different effects from beauty to gore.

Printmaking Studio (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $325 member; $350 non-member

Utilize a variety of fun printmaking techniques in this camp! star by looking at works of art from the leaders in printmaking Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. Get a feel for the pop art in printmaking trends visualize patterns that jump off the paper that you yourself create. Take a moment to embrace the beauty of color theory before exploring screen printing, etching, mono printing, and more all in one week!

Acting for the Camera Workshop (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jeff Monahan


Price: $375 member; $400 non-member

We’ve been watching film and television actors all our lives -- but what makes for a successful screen performance? How does it differ from acting on the stage? Find out in this camp. You'll have the opportunity to audition and potentially be cast in a horror film produced by students your age. You’ll also perform monologues and scenes on camera, participate in performance critiques, and walk away with a solid understanding of film and TV acting techniques. This workshop is held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.

Metals and Other Fun Stuff (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $295 member; $320 non-member

Looking for a little bit of everything? In this camp you’ll be manipulating metals like copper, pewter, and aluminum while add into onto it with wood, fibers, and other recyclables to create final pieces that are both functional and sculptural. Come with your thinking caps on and prepare to come up with something never see before!

Ready, Set, Code (B) (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $365 members; $390 non-members

Immerse yourself in the logic of coding! In this camp, you’ll practice scripting in Java, Python, and the Terminal. Then, you’ll move into the development of web-based plugin applications. This camp will challenge you to gain a unique understanding of computer coding, and apply it to web design.

Cryptozoology, Ancient Aliens, Ghosts, Hoaxes and Other Weird Stuff (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: July 30- August 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Di-ay Battad


Price: $365 members; $390 non-members

UFOs, Bigfoot and ghosts are just a few of the subjects you’ll explore in this camp that mixes strange phenomena with moviemaking. We’ll screen, analyze and deconstruct examples of famous media hoaxes while considering how to create our own. Then, we’ll work with digital video and Adobe software while collaborating on original “mockumentary” movie productions.

Exploring Photography (A) (Summer Camp 2018)


Week 7: July 30-August 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Cara Gaetano


Price: $365 member; $390 non-member

If you want to learn more about taking pictures, this is the camp for you! Learn what actually goes into the process of photography by working with pinhole cameras and making photograms. Then, experiment with digital photography toward the end of the week.

Week 9: August 13 - August 17

Creating on Canvas (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: August 13-August 17

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $155 member; $180 non-member

Explore a next level experience by using materials such as charcoal, conte crayon, acrylic and water color paints to create pieces that explore the elements and principles of art. Use a canvas board when creating a self portrait and explore in alternative canvases for a mixed media collage project.

Furry and Scaley (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: August 13-August 17

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $270 member; $295 non-member

Jump into the wild during a week filled with friends from the outdoors. We’ll be experimenting with texture in drawing, painting, and sculpting as we learn about big cats, slimy snakes, and many more wild things from the animal kingdom. As the week moves on well adventure to the different habitats world wide and transform our classroom into the great outdoors. Grab your safari hats and your snorkels because were not in Pittsburgh anymore!

The Science of Art (Summer Camp 2018)


5 Weekdays: August 13-August 17

9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Instructor: TBA


Price: $270 member; $295 non-member

Enter an art laboratory to discover where art and science naturally collide. Investigate how iconic minds like Leonardo da Vinci combined both disciplines to create masterpieces of great proportions. Enjoy the science of color when looking at the differences in pigment versus pantone and let nature make a home of its own under the fine tuned space of your paintbrush. What are you waiting for, it’s time to explore The Science of ART!